History Interrupted: Welcome to the 1970s
They say that if you can remember Woodstock, you weren't actually there. It is therefore with some trepidation that I invite readers to cast their minds back to America, circa 1970.
No point in waxing Pollyannish about it. Vietnam was still raging, along with Cambodia and Laos. The Cold War was in full swing. Blacks and whites were newly made equal, but only in law. Women and men, not even that much. Some of the best Americans were being assassinated, including at Kent State.